What's In My Makeup Bag

I used to fancy myself a bit of beauty expert. I mean, I competed in pageants, I twirled for a major university, I coached interview for pageant contestants. I used to slave over my makeup--looking at the latest trends and mastering the best smoky eye.  These days I have traded my old ways for the Mama face, i.e. more about fast and coverage than on-trend.  So, here are my go-to products.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation.  I used to use the Mat Velvet +, but changed to this about a year ago for something not as harsh on my face and not quite a pigmented.  This stuff stays on all day and stays put.  I love the coverage and there are so many shades.  I get mine at Sephora.

Makeup Forever  Pro Finish. It's is my setting powder. Yes, I love a powder.  It does not crease or looks cakey. Use with a brush that is the key not a sponge to apply.

Nars Blush. I use the tried and true orgasm shade and sometimes deep throat.  Just a little on the apple of my cheeks.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.  I use vanilla year round.  It is just the best. I also use some Senegence products as well, including their concealer.  This is the same company that makes LipSense. I do not use the lipstick, but some of the beauty products are nice.

R+F Lash Boost.  Seriously ya'll it is the best product I have ever invested in.

Lancome Definicils Mascara. Again, another tried and true for me.

As for eyeshadow, I am all over the place. As you can see from my photo, I have some Too Faced, Clinique, Nars, Urban Decay.  What I can tell you is that I tend to go with purples, bronzes, and tangerines.  I use the colors that compliment my eye color which is green.  Then depending on my outfit or day I tailor my eyeshadow needs.  However, my go-to is Metallic Pink Chrome from Makeup Forever.  I can swipe it all over my lid and then add a cream or white to my brow bone and inner corner and call it a day.

I rarely wear lipstick. I am a chapstick girl.

Here is what I look like on a normal day in my office.  Literally took this in my office at about 1:50 pm.

What are the must-haves in your makeup bag?